Friday, December 11, 2009

Irony Reigns

I'm pretty sure I have posted blog entries with the word irony before. Or maybe Murphy's Law, since that's another one I use a lot. Yet again, I have been affected by my friend Murphy.

As you know, I bought a new car two weeks ago. A beautiful 2008 Dodge Avenger, brand new (never sold). I picked it up on the Tuesday after I bought it, and drove it around happily for a few days. Love, love, love it! The heated seats and command start are a blessing.

On Monday (this week), it got super cold. Like, -35 or something ridiculous like that. I tried to start the car Monday after work to go out and do some errands, and it wouldn't turn over. I plugged it in and let it sit, but no dice. Dead battery. Bummer. My dad had it boosted and driven up to the dealership for them to look at. I got all kinds of different calls from the dealership about the possible issue. Whatever, I just wanted it fixed. On Thursday my dad called me from the dealership to tell me that he had good news and bad news.

The good news was that they replaced the battery on my car. Good stuff.

The bad news? While some schmuck was moving my car, they banged it up and did some nice damage to my rear bumper. Now a new rear bumper is on order, and it should be replaced in the new year.

Sheesh! The damage sucks . . . but I guess at least the dealership put the first scratch in her. Hopefully that takes care of any damage for a very long while!


Brenda said...

That would be a big disappointment of having a dead battery in a brand new car, but then to have THEM damage the bumper?!
Glad to hear they have it under control for you though.
(Heated seats, I think that is a must for living in Alberta :)

Sarah C said...

Wow... I can't beleive that they damaged it! Sucks to be the guy who did it, I wouldn't have wanted to have been in his place. At least they will pay to replace it for you!

Ange said...

Why does this story sound so familiar?
I agree that it's a good thing the dealership put the first scratch on it...and I'm glad they are replacing it for you (it's the right thing to do). I have to admit that I was just shaking my head as I read your post...irony is right!
Can't wait to see it...T - 13 days and counting...